Chad Finley Racing

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Chad Finley Racing
Owner(s)Chad Finley
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesGander Outdoors Truck Series
Race drivers42. Chad Finley
Robby Lyons
Garrett Smithley
Sponsors42. Sunwest Construction, Crown Exteriors
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2014
Career
Debut2018 Eaton 200 (Gateway)
Races competed7
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories0
Pole positions0

Chad Finley Racing is an American professional stock car racing team that competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series since 2018. It is owned by Chad Finley, and the team fields the No. 42 Chevrolet Silverado part-time for Chad Finley, Robby Lyons, and Garrett Smithley.

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

Truck No. 42 history[edit]

On June 20, 2018, it was announced that Chad Finley would enter the summer Gateway race fielding is self-owned No. 42 Chevrolet. He started 20th and came home with an impressive 6th place finish.[1] Finley and the No. 42 returned at Bristol.[2] Finley started 12th, but finished in a disappointing 30th place finish after an early exit due to an engine issue.

On December 5, 2018, it was announced that the No. 42 would run full time in the 2019 Season. Chad Finley, Robby Lyons, and other drivers were to split this ride throughout the season.[3][4] The team qualified 20th in the season-opener at Daytona with Robby Lyons behind the wheel, but would fall victim to an accident on lap 2, effectively ending their night. After the 30th place finish at Daytona, Chad Finley took the reigns at Atlanta, where he started 30th before being involved in another accident, leaving them with a 28th place result. At the conclusion of this event, the team suffered a freak accident after the hauler entered the incorrect and shorter tunnel, sustaining severe damage to both the hauler and the race trucks inside. This forced the team to withdraw from both the spring Las Vegas, and Martinsville races.[5] CFR returned in Texas, with Garrett Smithley driving the No. 42 this time, making his first start with the team. Smithley rolled off from the 25th position, before driving up through the field to finish a solid 15th place. Finley then took the wheel, starting and finishing in the 18th position at Charlotte. At Kentucky, Finley qualified in the 12th spot, and looked to have a good run going, before getting loose and backing into the turn 3 wall, effectively placing them in the 26th position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chad Finley returns to Truck Series with Gateway attempt". ESPN.com. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  2. ^ DigitalCavalry. "Chad Finley Racing – Chad Finley and team ready for Bristol Truck Series debut". Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  3. ^ Eggert, Seth. "Chad Finley Racing to Attempt Full Truck Season in 2019". Motorsports Tribune. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  4. ^ "Chad Finley Racing set to increase Truck Series schedule". ESPN.com. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  5. ^ "Chad Finley Racing withdraws Las Vegas Motor Speedway entry". Racing News. 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2019-03-29.